Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus have today released their swan song with the new track titled ‘After Hours’ featuring Olivia Ortiz. It’s such a heavy thing to hear that these artists may be done under this moniker, and ‘After hours’ kind of makes it more heavy. This could be the best song yet. The diversity between the vocals really takes everything to a new level, with the music being more subdued yet signature as well.
How do I take this song and news? Salt on the wound with a pinch of sugar, maybe? I hope they come back. They deserve to be on stadium stages and many o’ playlist. This song is infectious.
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About Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus
The story of Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus starts with an end — the goal of playing a one-time show that ended up growing into something more.
Solo artist Rikshaw was prepping his latest work, Gem.In.I, and wanted to do an album release party that was more than just performing to a backing track. A chance meeting with bassist Krisana Soponpong (previously of Black Taxi) created a duo, and Krisana’s know-how and musical connections brought in guitarist Krikor Daglian (previously of The Walk Ons).
This group felt a real sound and chemistry developing. Thoughts of a one-off show were quickly pushed to the side and with a simple addition to the original name, Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus was born! Combining perceptive and penetrating rhymes with a live band and programmed elements, Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus embrace a sound that floats between hip hop, rock, and electronic.
The unexpected pandemic did little to slow the band down, and they have already written a dozen new original songs and recorded four more set for release in the coming months. With the recent edition of the immensely talented drummer Conor Hall and an upcoming campaign for ‘Covert Concerts’ in an around NYC, Rikshaw N’ The Ruckus is ready for their shot.
Featured image by Olivia Ortiz.